Rationing in The Netherlands: the liberal and the communitarian perspective.

Health care analysis : HCA : journal of health philosophy and policy

PubMedID: 10134357

Zwart H. Rationing in The Netherlands: the liberal and the communitarian perspective. Health Care Anal. 1993;1(1):53-6.
In the discussion on rationing health care in The Netherlands, a fundamental tension emerges between two ethical perspectives: liberalism and communitarianism. A Dutch government committee recently issued a report opting for a community-oriented approach. This approach proves less communitarian as compared to the views on rationing elaborated by Callahan. Moreover, the community-oriented approach is conceptualised in such a way that it seems compatible with some basic aspects of the liberal account of a just society.